That's gotta hurt!

November 02, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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Just before we left Otter Springs, I was having trouble with my shoe as I didn't have a shoehorn and the heal portion folded down.  As I struggled to get my foot into the shoe I somehow managed to make a movement that my knee simply didn't like.  I felt the knee twisted and moved.  I let out a scream in pain with the popping sound of the knee.  Great, just great, I couldn't put my leg down straight.  I was hoping it would be all right in the morning, if not perhaps we could find a walk-in clinic.  

 That didn't happen, no walk-in clinics.  Finally on Monday, Dennis helped me into the car and we headed to Gainesville to find a hospital where I would get an x-ray.    Nothing more exciting than waiting in an emergency room all morning.  Finally, I was taken to x-ray.  The doctor said if the knee was dislocated it's back in place now.  He said it's inflamed and it appears I injured the medial collateral ligament ( MCL) .   So, he placed an ace bandage around the knee; and said, " elevate, alternate ice and heat and  take ibuprofen. "  



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